By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jessica Louie and her fiancé Alex Vo bought what they call the Hudson House in the winter of 2015, and that’s when their home restoration journey began. Their home in Columbia City is almost 100 years old, and there was a lot of work to do, as it had […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Following in his father’s footsteps, David Matsudaira has made quite the name for himself in the fashion industry. Matsudaira began to understand the difference between style and fashion from working for his father when he was young. “Clothes tell the world a little about you and your personality. Every […]
By TC Zhang Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly I immigrated to Seattle from China eight years ago, and while people here were friendly, I often longed to be surrounded by the familiarities of home. One of the things I was seeking was a network of my peers. High schools in China place a fixed […]
Thach Nguyen has come a long way since arriving in America at age 4 with his parents, four brothers, and sister in 1975.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Bush Garden Restaurant, once a hangout for the powerful, will close after operating for over 60 years in Chinatown. Owners Karen and Masaharu Sadata confirmed that its last day will be Oct. 29. Bush’s popular karaoke bar will remain open daily in the evening. “It’s a relief,” said Karen […]
Not to be confused with Bill Bryant — the man running for governor of Washington state — Bill Bryant, the entrepreneur and local startup investor, has some impressive feathers in the cap of his own.
The first Mitsubishi MRJ flight-test airplane landed at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., on the evening of Sept. 28 for the start of its next phase of certification testing following a three-and-a-half-day trip from Japan. The Japanese airplane maker picked Washington because Japan’s airspace is too crowded for efficient flight testing. A […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle issued an arrest warrant on Oct. 5 against Zhao “Jenny” Zeng Hong, owner of the J&J Mongolian Grill restaurant in Bellingham, for failing to appear in court in a case involving a million-dollar labor lawsuit. A U.S. Department of […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presented initial design renderings on Sept. 29 for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum, set to begin fall 2017. This would be the first substantial renovation to the historic building since 1933. It will bring the museum up to 21st-century standards […]